EFL Championship: Game Week 42
Stadium: Bramall Lane
15th April 2023
Sheffield United is set to host Cardiff City on Saturday at Bramall Lane. Sheffield United are five points clear for the automatic promotion and will be looking to extend this lead. Who will come out on top after 90 minutes?Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Sheffield United’s Form
Sheffield United has held the second position in the Championship for almost the entire season with 22 wins and 73 points from 38 league games. They went into the Easter weekend double-header with a six-point lead over Middlesbrough and Luton Town, with a game in hand over both.
During this period, they won consecutive away games against Sunderland and Norwich City and secured a 3-2 victory over Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup quarter-final. Their winning streak continued when they defeated Wigan Athletic 1-0 at home.However, in their following match, a tough away game against Burnley, goalkeeper Wes Foderingham was sent off in the 17th minute, and the Blades eventually lost 2-0 after conceding two goals in the second half.
Despite this defeat, Sheffield United still holds a five-point lead over third-placed Luton Town, who won an important victory on Easter Monday. Sheffield United has six games left to play compared to Luton's five and will aim to increase their lead by winning their upcoming match on Saturday.
Sheffield United’s Predicted lineup
Davies; Ahmedhodzic, Egan, Robinson; Bogle, Berge, Doyle, McAtee, Baldock; McBurnie, Ndiaye
Cardiff City Form
Cardiff City is currently battling to avoid relegation and finds themselves just above the drop zone with the end of the season fast approaching. The team suffered back-to-back defeats against Preston North End and Swansea City before drawing 1-1 with West Bromwich Albion, leaving them with 39 points from 38 games. However, the team managed to secure a crucial victory over Blackpool on Friday, with goals from Connor Wickham, Sory Kaba, and Joe Ralls.
Despite losing 1-0 to Sunderland on Monday, Cardiff City remains just one point above the relegation zone, and with a game in hand, they will look to secure a win against their upcoming opponents to avoid slipping further down the table.
Cardiff City’s possible lineup
Allsop; Ng, McGuinness, Kipre, Romeo; Philogene, Ralls, Wintle, Ojo; Kaba, Wickham
Sheffield United vs Cardiff City expert tips
We predict that Sheffield United, who are aiming for automatic promotion, will have the upper hand in their upcoming match against Cardiff, who have been struggling this season. They are just one point above the relegation zone and will be hoping to increase that gap by securing a positive result on Saturday. Playing on their home turf, the Blades are expected to secure a victory and move closer to their promotion goal. Expect less than 2.5 goals in the game.